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French President François Hollande with Cameroon's Paul Biya on Friday
04/07/2015 - CAMEROoN - FRANCE - NIGERIA

Hollande offers to host anti-Boko Haram summit on Cameroon visit

French President François Hollande has offered to host a summit of countries fighting Nigeria's Boko Haram armed Islamists on a visit to Cameroon.
Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou
04/07/2015 - BURKINA FASO - FRANCE

French soldier charged over Burkina Faso child sex abuse

A French soldier accused of sexually abusing two girls aged three and five in Burkina Faso has been charged with paedophilia and recording pornographic images in France.

Frnech police with a migrant who had climbed into a lorry entering the Channel Tunnel in Calais
04/07/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

Channel Tunnel traffic recovers from migrants' overnight disruption

Passenger services through the Channel Tunnel had returned to normal but there were still delays for freight on Saturday morning after about 150 migrants caused serious disruption overnight by trying ...

African press review 4 July 2015

Burundi continues to dominate the continental news agenda, with another death in clashes in Bujumbura and another crisis meeting of regional leaders.

French press review 4 July 2015

The countdown to decision day in Greece continues, with analyses and counter-analyses aplenty.
Posters for both camps defaced by opponents in Athens
03/07/2015 - Greece - European Union

Greeks ponder tough choice in historic referendum

Greeks vote on Sunday in a referendum, called by the left-wing Syriza government, on whether they support the EU’s proposed austerity measures – or whether they want to remain in the ...
Lionel Messi will captain Argentina in their Copa America final against Chile.
03/07/2015 - Football

Argentina, Chile seek Copa America glory

Argentina and hosts Chile will contest the final of the Copa America. Both sides are desperate for the honour.
Socialist activist and poet Shaimaa al-Sabbagh was taking flowers to the site of Tahrir Square killings when she was shot dead
03/07/2015 - Egypt

Coup, repression fail to stamp out Egyptian military's enemies

Friday 3 July marked the second anniversary of the military coup which toppled Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.